Jim McKinley-Oakes

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I am a psychotherapist, licensed as a clinical social worker with over thirty five years experience in the helping professions.   I have explored the mind-body connection since 1981.I came of age in the '60's and was influenced by the liberation struggles of that era.  Those values still inform my life and work today. 

 I use healing and recovery models of therapy that respect my clients' strength and potential.  I believe that every individual finds meaning in their own unique way, so I practice a broad variety of creative short term solution focused methods as well as long-term approaches.  I am available to consult with psychiatric and medical providers when indicated.

My therapeutic expertise integrates decades of training and experience to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client's strengths and goals.  I am a proficient and non-judgmental therapist with respect and unconditional positive regard for anyone who seeks help for themselves or their children. 
I have a reputation for creating a safe and comfortable environment for adults and youth to entertain new possibilities and try out new behaviors.


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Charlottesville VA